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ISU Vets: PEDV Present, Spreading
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jan 24, 2014 06:00 PM CST

DES MOINES (DTN) -- As the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus continues to hit U.S. hog herds, pork producers should put biosecurity measures in place to help stop the disease from spreading, two Iowa State University veterinarians told a standing-room-only crowd at the Iowa Pork Congress on Wednesday.

PEDV is often called the baby pig disease, as it is often fatal to suckling piglets under 28 days of age. Once the pigs make it to 28 days, they tend to be affected less.

Dr. Rodger Main, associate professor and director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at ISU, said PEDV is a ...

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